Synchronization strategies in T2-weighted MR imaging for detection of mouse liver metastasis
Milot L, Pilleul F, Beuf O, Lartizien C, Baboi L
Universit Claude Bernard LYON1, CPE, Hpital Edouard Herriot
To detect liver metastasis in clinical practice, respiratory-triggered T2-weighted MR images is the sequence of choice. With conventional acquisition strategies used on small animal MR systems, the slice number is limited and the time between each slice is decreased, favoring the cross talking. Additionally, the T2 contrast is not freely controlled. The proposed strategy enables true T2-weighted imaging with minimal movement artifacts and minimal inter-slice crosstalk, regardless of the respiratory period and the number of slices.